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Marine Committee to Committee at Providence



October 9, 1776.

GENTLEMEN: We, the subscribers, members of the Marine Committee of Congress, being duly authorized to give such directions as may conduce to the service of the United States of America in all things relative to this department, are now of opinion that a complete set of the cannon you have had cast for the Continental service, ought to be applied to the immediate use of the Raleigh frigate, and therefore do order and direct that you deliver a sufficient number of the most suitable cannon for that ship, to John Langdon, Esq˙, or to his agent employed for the purpose of receiving and forwarding the same to Portsmouth. And for so doing this shall be your warrant.

Given under our hands at the Marine Office, in Philadelphia, the day and year above written.

To the Committee for building the Continental Frigates at Providence.